Knoll Lake

Area Status: Open

[photo] Knoll Lake - Click for Larger view

This secluded forest lake attracts visitors for a number of reasons. Surrounded by ponderosa pines, with a picturesque island in its middle, Knoll Lake provides a scenic setting in which to enjoy your canoe or other small boat. Fishing is good here too, offering rainbow trout stocked by AGFD.

If the fish aren't biting, you'll definitely want to take a tour of the nearby Mogollon Rim. This two thousand foot escarpment marks the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau and drops from cool highlands to low deserts in a picturesque, stomach wrenching plunge.

The lake covers approximately 75 acres and is about 50 feet deep.


At a Glance

Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Motorized boats: single electric motor. See Arizona Game & Fish Department Watercraft Rules and Regulations for additional information/
Closest Towns: Happy Jack, AZ
Operated By: Mogollon Rim District - 928-477-2255
Information Center: The roads to Knoll Lake are closed in winter making the lake inaccessible.

General Information


Location: 108 miles southeast of Flagstaff on paved and graveled Forest Roads. Elevation is 7,340 feet.

GPS (Map): 34°25'53.4"N 111°05'09.8"W

Access: From Flagstaff take Hwy 3 (Lake Mary Rd) south 55 miles to Clints Well. Turn left (north east) on Hwy 87, go 10 miles to FR 95 which is just past the Blue Ridge office of the Mogollon Rim Ranger District. Turn right and go 6 miles to FR 96 veering left and travel 2 miles to FR 321. Turn right and drive 10 miles to FR 300. Turn left (east) and go 4 miles to FR 295E. Turn left again and drive to Knoll Lake.


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Knoll Lake Map


General Notes:

Attractions: Fishing, boating, hiking, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, photography

Campground Season: Mid-May to mid-September. See also Knoll Lake Campground for additional information.

Facilities: Campground, boat ramp, hiking trails nearby

Helpful Links:

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Lake and Pond Fishing

Viewing Wildlife

Boating - Non-Motorized

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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